GlueCon & JC Join’s Camp May 20th!

Written by Rajat Bhargava on May 15, 2014

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Whether you work at a large firm like IBM or a startup like JumpCloud®, it’s always beneficial to share best practices. In the software industry in particular, the sharing of industry trends is particularly beneficial as it can help everyone — DevOps, IT admins, and sys admins – innovate and deploy quicker.  For that reason, and Glue Conference are putting together an event that will enable, and drive, exactly those principles.

Camp DevOps will be held on Tuesday, May 20th, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Atlas Institute building on the beautiful University of Colorado, Boulder campus. The goal: to present a rapid-fire day of learning about all things DevOps, as well as further underscoring the importance of transparency and collaboration within companies big and small.

Kicking off the event will be several All-Star Keynote addresses from Alan Shimel, CEO of, Sanjeev Sharma, World-Wide Lead for DevOps Technical Sales; and Rajat Bhargava, CEO here at JumpCloud, but we also have two more sessions being led by Rajat and our co-founder and CTO, Topher Marie.

Panel discussion: Is DevOps killing the developer?

Right after the kickoff and keynotes, Rajat is joining Topher on a panel discussing issues around whether or not devops is killing the developer, a typically controversial topic examining the line between collaboration, knowledge sharing, and expertise. Rich Mogull, Analyst and CEO of Securosis, Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics, and Sanjeev Sharma will be leading discussion on the panel as well.

A ‘How-to’ chat on automation and SSH key management with Topher Marie from JumpCloud

After the panel, Topher, an expert on authentication, cloud security, and protocol level internet communication, will explain how to securely control access to your cloud servers, manage SSH keys, and largely automate these tasks in the Technical Track. Topher’s experience in helping to build JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® platform which includes centralized user management, LDAP-as-a-Service, WiFi authentication, OS-level MFA, device management, web application single sign-on, and more is a core part of the discussion and learning. Even though IaaS has changed how servers are managed making user access a critical component, there are still effective ways to keep your organization secure through controlling access with SSH keys. Topher will be diving into questions such as:

  • How do you do rotate SSH keys in a dynamic environment?
  • How does the process work when you are building and deploying custom instances?
  • What happens when an employee leaves, and their key is on a set of instances already?
  • How do the end users get rotated keys, or upload them to some central location?
  • What security challenges are there?
  • How does the central management not become a single point of failure?

We’re really excited to be working so closely with Glue Conference and in such a close-knit startup and talented, engineering-centric community here in Boulder, Colorado. Huge thanks to Alan Shimel, founding editor-in-chief at for getting this inaugural Camp DevOps conference up-and-running this year. If you haven’t already checked out, take some time to explore the world-class content provided and advised by industry experienced thought leaders, enterprise development gurus, and technology entrepreneurs and VCs.

Sign Up for Camp Devops

One of the best things about Camp DevOps is if you’re going to Glue Conference, you can come to Camp DevOps for free! For those not registered, it’s only $49.99  general admission and includes a copy of The Phoenix Project or DevOps for Dummies. There are discounted tickets for students. Don’t forget to sign up, and we are looking forward to seeing you!

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